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What will you pick for your picnic?

Summer holidays beckon and this summer I intend to take advantage of the beautiful British countryside – it’s free and it’s safer than indoor venues at the moment. Every great day out needs a healthy picnic that is easy to assemble and transport. Enter the niçoise salad – a filling meal containing all the macronutrients to keep everyone satisfied until it’s time for an ice-pop! A niçoise salad contains cooked new potatoes, green beans and hard-boiled eggs. These could be prepared the night before the picnic to save on the morning rush. All the other ingredients can be prepared on the day – tuna, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, grated carrot and sweetcorn. The salad in the picture has been arran

Let them eat real food!

A client said something to me the other day that made me feel quite sad. She is one of my fabulous weight loss clients, and being a mother of a sizeable young family, she felt she didn’t have enough time to prepare herself a healthy meal. I questioned her suggesting that she just eat the same food as the rest of the family, and just change the proportion of food on her plate as I had previously shown her. She said to me “I don’t want to eat their food. They eat kid food, you know, vegetarian sausages, schnitzels and burgers”. Her answer shocked me, but when I thought about it after I realised that this is probably something that goes on in many people’s homes. Kid food? Why do kids need to e

Oh my cod!

I love traditional deep-fried fish and chips, however, if you are looking for a healthy alternative to this popular supper, look no further! You can use any white fish for this meal. I dipped it in seasoned coconut flour instead of breadcrumbs and baked it in the oven instead of deep-frying it. Served with parsnip and carrot wedges instead of deep-fried potato chips, this supper is certainly high on nutrition, although die-hard traditionalists would say that nothing beats the taste of chips oozing fat! White fish is a healthy food providing protein, vitamin B12, potassium and selenium, and with the addition of an array of coloured vegetables, you’d be hard beat to find a more nutritious meal